Kids in the kitchen
With the kids at home, we’re all looking for fun and educational activities we can use to break up the home-schooling schedule. It’s an extra bonus if those activities also give us grown-ups some time to do the everyday jobs we need to get done, like cooking, cleaning and all the rest of that to-do list. So, rather than separate the two, we think, why not combine them? Let’s use our Thermomix® to get creative in the kitchen and our encourage our kids to be as hands-on with us (age dependent of course).
Ticking the boxes
Regardless of the age of our kids, most families around Australia and New Zealand currently have daily home-schooling activities to get through. If your kids are in primary school, a lot of the below recipe ideas might actually help you tick off boxes such as ‘maths’, ‘reading’, ‘writing’, ‘sensory play’ and ‘fine motor’, so think of these as incidental learning opportunities too – as well as ways to fill your pantry, fridge and freezer with deliciousness.
Get on your aprons, set up stools so they can see and encourage your kids to:
• type in the recipe name to search Cookidoo®
• read the recipe prompts
• find the ingredients in the pantry/fridge/garden
• pour in the ingredients
• read the scales
• press “next”.
Even things like teaching your kids about fractions when slicing the family pizza (in halves, quarters, eighths etc.) or arranging pasta shapes into groups of 5, 10 etc. is educational and all adds up for incidental learning.